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We report the immunolocalization of aquaporins (AQPs) 1, 4, and 6 in the human auditory and vestibular endorgans. A rapid protocol was applied to audiovestibular endorgans microdissected from postmortem human temporal bones from six subjects (ages ranging from 75 to 97 years) with no history of audiovestibular disease. Temporal bones were fixed in formalin,(More)
AIM Around one-third of patients with Crohn's disease are affected by Crohn's fistula-in-ano (pCD). It typically follows a chronic course and patients undergo long-term medical and surgical therapy. We set out to describe current surgical practice in the management of pCD in the UK. METHOD A survey of surgical management of pCD was designed by an expert(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe frozen embryo holders' expectations and perceptions of IVF clinic information, support, and storage fees and their relevance to embryo disposition decision making. DESIGN Qualitative interview study. SETTING Three northern California IVF practices. PATIENT(S) One hundred six families (110 women and 74 men) with an average of six(More)
γ-Glutamyltranspeptidase (γ-GT) was localized in slices of rat lung, at the ultrastructural level, by pre-embedding immunogold labelling. Antiserum was raised against the protein purified from rat kidney. The enzyme was found to be concentrated on the lumenal surface of the non-ciliated (‘Clara’) cells of the bronchiolar epithelium and, to a lesser degree,(More)
Translation during knee flexion is a key function of the menisci. The amount of translation displayed by the medial and lateral meniscus during knee flexion, particularly while loadbearing, remains relatively unknown. To address this lack of knowledge, a systematic review of the relevant literature was performed. We performed a literature search for studies(More)
AIM Management of fistulating perianal Crohn's disease (fpCD) is a significant challenge for a colorectal surgeon. A recent survey of surgical practice in this condition showed variation in management approaches. As a result we set out to devise recommendations for practice for UK colorectal surgeons. METHOD Results from a national survey were used to(More)
In a qualitative interview study of 77 families with stored frozen embryos, we found that while embryo disposition decision making was influenced by individual life circumstances, embryo quantity/quality, personal values, embryo conceptualization, and clinic information, it was a stepwise process that could be represented as three sequential questions: (1)(More)